Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
August 1, 2008
Photos By: Paul Rosner

The '08 NMRA season got off to a great start this past March with its opener in Bradenton, Florida. The weather was great (though a bit windy), and there was nary a hitch as the event played host to a huge car-show field on Saturday and Sunday.

Once again, we're happy to work with Paul Rosner for coverage of the NMRA events that the MM&F staff aren't able to attend, and he was on hand for the 8th Annual Bassani Xhaust NMRA Ford Nationals at Silver Dollar Raceway in Reynolds, Georgia, the first weekend in April. Unfortunately, this time Mother Nature didn't cooperate, and Saturday was pretty much a loss for both the racing and car show. Sunday fared better, with the NMRA staff able to get through to the final rounds of all classes, except for the Nitto Tire Shootout featuring ProCharger Super Street Outlaw.

Here's to hoping the weather holds out for the rest of the '08 NMRA season.

Modified Mustangs & Fords Editor's Choice
Lisa Wall's '01 Mustang GT Convertible
This black Mustang GT is one special car. Known as "Danni" all over the Internet, Lisa's black '01 GT is one of the reasons she started the Black Mustang Club in 2003. With well over 7,000 members, the club is open to all black Mustangs and has a huge forum at

As you'd expect, Danni is far from stock. The 4.6 Two-Valve has been given an infusion of displacement and is now a 5.0 modular wearing a Vortech YSi blower, an NOS intercooler spray bar, and a water-meth injection system. Before the YSi upgrade, Danni was good for 690 to the tire with the old T-Trim, so you can imagine what it must put down now. Lisa runs a PA Performance 4R70W AODE with a manual control valvebody and 3,800-stall converter, while the 8.8-inch rear is bolstered with 3.73 gears. Lisa's BMC Performance did almost all of the performance work, including the engine build and supercharger system.

Believe it or not, the car has its own Web site. Check out to see more of Lisa's ride.